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Pharmacy Residency Program: Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership/ M.B.A.
Program Type: ASHP accredited two-year residency (PGY1 and PGY2)
ASHP Match Number: 130018
Purpose: This specialty residency training program in pharmacy administration and leadership is defined as an organized, directed postgraduate program of practical experience in pharmacy practice leadership. The residency is designed to develop expert skills and competencies in pharmacy practice leadership.
Program Overview: The two-year residency is combined with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) with an emphasis in Health Care Management (54 credit hours) or a Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Care Management (36 credits hours) from The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. The primary objective of the program is to prepare pharmacists to assume leadership positions in hospitals and integrated health care systems. Graduates of the program will have competencies in assessing and resolving the health needs of the public as it relates to the safe and effective use of medication and will be expected to assume a leadership role in pharmacy practice. Participants will gain the business tools and knowledge to understand and analyze the changing nature of today’s complex medical delivery systems, plus the resource management skills and savvy to anticipate and respond to those changes.
The Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership program is designed to offer a strong foundation for residents including robust PGY1 clinical experiences, as well as diverse operational, clinical, and financial management rotations throughout the health system of Johns Hopkins Medicine including The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH), Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC), Johns Hopkins Home Care Group (JHCCG), Howard County Medical Center, (HCGH), Sibley Memorial Hospital (SMH), and Suburban Hospital (SH).
- Broad-based academic training in quality improvement, healthcare operations, medical economics, finance, accounting, negotiation, marketing, strategic planning, and management theory within complex medical-delivery systems
- Interdisciplinary problem solving and decision making skills
- Organization of integrated health care systems with the pharmacist as an essential component of the health care team
- Leadership and administrative skills necessary to manage pharmaceutical care and the needs of patients
- Public health and quality patient care by fostering the optimal and responsible use of drugs
- Programs and services that emphasize the health needs of the public with respect to the prevention and treatment of disease
- Knowledge and expertise in managing cost-effective drug utilization through the application of pharmacoeconomic principles
- Strategies in the prevention of medication errors and adverse events
- Knowledge to identify, analyze, and evaluate health care trends and development of public policy
- Role of pharmacy in conducting and supporting drug research
- Integration of technology with pharmacy practice in order to provide clinically focused, safe, and efficient patient care
- Human resource management and employee engagement skills through hands-on experience
Academic Experience: The distinctive M.B.A. or M.S. programs are specifically designed for medical professionals who seek the business knowledge necessary to help them understand, analyze, and guide complex medical-delivery systems. Students in the program include physicians, pharmacists, nurses, other clinicians, senior health care administrators, and medical practice managers. Residents have the opportunity to practically apply the skills and knowledge obtained in the classroom setting directly to pharmacy practice through rotation experiences and resident projects.
- Residency Rotations:
- Ambulatory and Transitions of Care [Swarthout]
- Antimicrobial Stewardship [Avdic]
- ASHP Health-System Pharmacy Administration [ASHP staff member]
- Asset Management / Budgeting [Ashby/Lind]
- Central Pharmacy Operations / Personnel Management [Rodriguez]
- Clinical Decentralized Pharmacy Operations [Nesbit]
- Decentralized Pharmacy Operations I: [Lewin, Swarthout, Almuete, Veltri)
- Decentralized Pharmacy Operations II: [Lewin, Swarthout, Almuete, Veltri]
- Departmental Operations Management: Medication Use Systems [Gill]
- Education/Training and Personnel Development [Walker]
- Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Response [Murtaza]
- Home Care / Home Infusion Services [Rusinko]
- Hospital Administration/Leadership [Dickson, Thompson]
- Investigational Drug Service Management [Mighty]
- Leadership and System Integration [Ashby/Proctor]
- Medication Quality and Outcomes [Shermock]
- Medication Safety [Duncan, Rowcliffe]
- Outpatient Pharmacy Administration [Gavgani, Rusinko]
- Pharmacy Operations/Personnel Management - JHBMC HCGH, SH, or SMH [Vazquez, Dalpoas, John, Raynor, Neufer]
- Quality Improvement / Regulatory Affairs [Smith]
- Staffing and Human Resources Management [Culli, Khandoobhai, Almuete, Majchrzak]
- Strategic Planning [Nesbit/Ashby]
- Supply Chain Management [Geize]
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Full funding/support for the M.B.A. or M.S. in Health Care Management in partnership with The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.
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- Link to the application information: Click Here
- Please read below for additional instructions for application to the HSPAL/M.B.A program:
Special Requirements for Application: Doctorate of Pharmacy degree or equivalent experience. Eligibility for licensure in Maryland. Application material should include a curriculum vitae documenting: (a) education, (b) work experience, (c) rotations, (d) community service, (e) association involvement, (f) leadership, (g) awards/honors, (h) presentations and publications, (i) letter of intent, (j) three references and your (k) College of Pharmacy transcript. Participation in the ASHP Matching program as a PGY-1 candidate. Participation in Personnel Placement Service at the Midyear Clinical Meeting is strongly recommended. Application to the M.B.A program is completed after the match. GMAT or GRE is not necessary. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Additional M.B.A. or M.S. program information can be found at the Johns Hopkins University: Carey Business School.
Todd W. Nesbit, PharmD, MBA, FASHP
Title: Interim Chief Pharmacy Officer, The Johns Hopkins Health System
Director, Patient Care Services, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Education: Pharm. D., The Ohio State University; M.B.A. Johns Hopkins University; B.S. Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University
Todd W. Nesbit graduated from The Ohio State University Doctor of Pharmacy Program in 1992 and from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School in 2008 with an MBA in Medical Services Management. Following graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, Dr. Nesbit began his career in institutional practice in 1984.
Dr. Nesbit has worked to promote and advance the role of the pharmacist and clinical pharmacy in health-systems through positions held in various hospitals and academic medical centers. He is currently Interim Chief Pharmacy Officer for the Johns Hopkins Health System. He also currently serves as Director for Pharmacy Patient Care Services, through which he is responsible for decentralized and clinical pharmacy services for the Academic Division of the Johns Hopkins Health System Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
During his career, Dr. Nesbit has served as preceptor and mentor for numerous pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students. He has been active in various pharmacy organizations, and has served as the Secretary/Treasurer and as President of the Ohio chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Nesbit was recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2017.
Todd W. Nesbit, PharmD, MBA, FASHP
Interim Chief Pharmacy Officer
Director, Patient Care Services
The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health System
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street / Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287-6180
Phone: (410) 502-7648 (Direct)
Phone: 410/955.6874 (Administrative Assistant)
Link to the application information: